Posted Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:22AM
If I wanted to do a search for "Paper" AND ("Tear" OR "Tearing") how do I do this in iStock's search engine?
Is it like this?
And are there any alternative ways of using the boolean search function to get the desired result?
(Edited on 2013-03-21 11:23:39 by 4x6)
Posted Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:45AM
You can use parentheses in the iStock search:
Edit to add: Or, for your porfolio specifically:
(Edited on 2013-03-21 11:48:19 by theasis)
Posted Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:55AM
Oh my gosh. I had no idea I could use parentheses. Thank you so much. The boolean search is way less confusing to me now.
Posted Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:02PM
Incidentally, you got the logic right. x AND (y OR z) is the same as (x AND y) OR (x AND z). But as to whether the iStock search gets the precedence of AND and OR correct, it's something I've never been willing to trust.